An arts organization
's Wicker Park
neighborhoods, dedicated to local talent. Started in 1990
with an annual arts festival
held toward the end of summer
. Since last winter, there is also an annual winter
exhibition as well as a permanent gallery
Sometimes referred to derisively as "Around the Caucasian" by longtime and former residents of the area, now priced out, who see in it a vanguard and symbol of the gentrification that has "improved" the area so much that they can barely (if at all) afford to stay there.